The Minam Store specializes in all things river related. Besides guided trips, raft rentals, and shuttles the Minam Store has a full selection of fly fishing gear, beer, pop, coffee, ice cream, and all your rafting essentials. We have an extensive selection of fly rods including spey and switch rods from Winston and Echo. We also carry Lamson fly reels, Rio and Airflo fly lines, leaders, and tippet. With over 300 fly patterns in stock, we have the right fly for the right season and our staff has the knowledge to help you make the correct selection.
If you are interested in purchasing rafts, inflatable kayaks, packrafts, or any other river gear look at our raft sales page for a partial list of equipment we offer or give us a call for anything else you are interested in.
We also sell fishing & hunting licenses, & aquatic invasive species permits.
Check back often as we are adding inventory throughout the season.
A Little History
The Minam Store has a long history of serving the needs of people who come to Minam or are just passing through. The first Minam Store was built around 1909. A large 2 story Minam Store was built by Cortes Goff and Bill Fleser in 1925 that had a general store downstairs and a dance hall upstairs. Bill was Cortes's son in law and they had a sawmill close by as well as a ranch at Minam on Top. The Minam Store built in 1925 had a long and warmly remembered history of serving the needs of customers until the new highway was built in the early 1960's. The grand old store was torn down to make way for progress of the new wider highway. The Minam Motel was built by Myron Fleser (Cortes Goff's grandson, Bill Fleser's son) around 1952 offering rooms for travelers. In 1984 Jim and Melva Horn (Melva was Myron Fleser's daughter) built a 3rd Minam Store to operate the newly thriving shuttle company from. In February 2011 Grant and Lottie Richie bought the Minam Store, raft rental, and shuttle business but the land was already being sold to Western Rivers Conservancy. Grant & Lottie leased the property for 2 years and then bought the Minam Motel in February of 2013 moving the Minam Store, raft rental, shuttle, and guide business to a permanent location on the east bank of the Wallowa River. (historical photos to come)